WIGGINS, MISSISSIPPI

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1946 To Year=2012
Station:(229639) WIGGINS
Averages Daily Extremes
Growing Degree Days for Selected Base Temperature (F)
Base Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. Annual
40 M 317 348 586 786 1028 1173 1277 1269 1099 849 524 369 9625
40 S 317 665 1251 2037 3065 4239 5516 6785 7883 8732 9256 9625 9625
45 M 205 230 437 636 873 1023 1122 1114 949 694 382 242 7907
45 S 205 435 872 1508 2381 3404 4526 5640 6589 7283 7665 7907 7907
50 M 120 136 299 487 718 873 967 959 799 540 254 144 6297
50 S 120 257 555 1043 1761 2634 3601 4560 5358 5899 6152 6297 6297
55 M 63 71 179 342 563 723 812 804 649 390 149 75 4820
55 S 63 134 313 655 1218 1942 2754 3558 4206 4596 4745 4820 4820
60 M 27 30 89 211 409 573 657 649 499 251 72 32 3499
60 S 27 57 146 356 765 1338 1995 2644 3143 3395 3467 3499 3499
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 208 229 378 517 695 794 865 860 748 562 340 241 6438
50 S 208 438 816 1333 2028 2822 3687 4547 5295 5857 6197 6438 6438
Derived form the 1946-2012 Data
M = Monthly Data
S - Running sum of monthly data.
Growing Degree Day units are computed as the difference between the daily average temperature and the base temperature. (Daily Ave. Temp. - Base Temp.) One unit is accumulated for each degree Fahrenheit the average temperature is above the base temperature. Negative numbers are discarded. Example: If the days high temperature was 95 and the low temperature was 51, the base 60 heating degree day units is ((95 + 51) / 2) - 60 = 13. This is done for each day of the month and summed.
Corn Growing Degree Day units have the limitations that the maximum daily temperatures greater than 86 F are set to 86 F and minimums less than 50 F are set to 50 F.
Table updated on May 22,
Months with 5 or more missing days are not considered
Years with 1 or more missing months are not considered

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